This uproarious graphic novel is a surreal take on the classic Western — and a rip-roaring adventure in gender identity and queerness!
A rugged outlaw rides into a typical nineteenth-century Western town, swinging his six-guns and stirring up trouble. Meanwhile, an idle young woman gets the notion to outfit herself as a cowboy and makes her getaway. Danish cartoonist Villadsen's off-kilter vision of the Old West features exploding prostitutes, menstruating cowgirls, mysterious gender-bending, and much more. Giddyap!
About the Author
Rikke Villadsen is an artist and cartoonist from Denmark. She participated in the 2010 Nordicomic workshop and anthology and has been nominated four times for the Ping Award.
Take the stereotypical Western, and flip it on its head: instead, we find gender fluidity and powerful women, thanks to Rikke Villadsen, an artist and cartoonist from Denmark. A fun, adventurous read.
An aggressively peculiar take on an already aggressively peculiar genre. I'm already looking forward to whatever new Villadsen book they publish next.
In this feverish stew of pulp tropes and postmodern games ... Villadsen takes readers on one bizarre ride.
Breaking barriers and forcing one to look at the familiar in strange ways has always been the hallmark of great art. Rikke Villadsen deserves accolades for this one.
Danish cartoonist Rikke Villadsen's latest is a visceral, sexual and fantastical spin on the Western genre, disassembling norms and flipping gender roles.